Connecticut Historical Map: Thirteen Colonies - 1763

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Connecticut

page last updated on August 8, 2011


   Introduction    Connecticut


One of the original 13 states, Connecticut is known as the "Constitution State." It gets its name from an Algonquian word meaning "land on the long tidal river." Hartford has been the capital of Connecticut since 1875 and the state flower is the mountain laurel.

   Miscellaneous    Connecticut


State Flower: Mountain Laurel

State Motto: He who transplanted still sustains

State Nickname: Nutmeg State, Constitution State

State Bird: American Robin

   Geography    Connecticut


Land area, 2000 (square miles): 4,845

Length: 110 Miles

Width: 70 Miles

10 largest cities, 2010:
  1. Bridgeport, 144,229
  2. New Haven, 129,779
  3. Hartford, 124,775
  4. Stamford, 122,643
  5. Waterbury, 110,366
  6. Norwalk, 85,603
  7. Danbury, 80,893
  8. New Britain, 73,206
  9. West Hartford, 63,268
  10. Meriden, 60,868

Geographic Center: East Berlin

Geographic Center County: Hartford

Highest Point: 2,380 ft. — Mt. Frissell

Lowest Point: sea level — Long Island Sound

Number of counties: 8

State forests: 30 (145,529 ac.)

State parks: 91 (31,884 ac.)

Persons per square mile, 2010: 737.7

   People    Connecticut

People QuickFacts: Connecticut
Population, 2010: 3,574,097
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010: 4.90%
Population, 2000: 3,405,607
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2009: 6.00%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2009: 23.00%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2009: 13.90%
Female persons, percent, 2009: 51.20%

White persons, percent, 2010 (a): 77.60%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a): 10.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a): 0.30%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a): 3.80%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a): 0.00%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010: 2.60%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b): 13.40%
White persons not Hispanic, persons, 2010: 71.20%

Living in same house 1 year ago, pct 1 yr old & over, 2005-2009: 87.30%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2005-2009: 12.80%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2005-2009: 19.70%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2005-2009: 88.20%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2005-2009: 35.10%
Veterans, 2005-2009: 244,700
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2005-2009: 24.5

Housing units, 2009: 1,445,825
Homeownership rate, 2005-2009: 69.50%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2005-2009: 34.50%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2005-2009: $295,800

Households, 2005-2009: 1,327,482
Persons per household, 2005-2009: 2.55
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2009 dollars) 2005-2009: $36,468
Median household income, 2009: $66,906
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009: 9.30%


(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
F: Fewer than 100 firms
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
X: Not applicable
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown



GDP Data — Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Population and Economic Data — US Census Bureau
Government Data — Congress.Org




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